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M/ S "Heinrich Jessen"
 

- a sister ship to M/S "Emma Jebsen" -
 


1974-03-052
"Heinrich Jessen" seen on starboard bow from "Emma Jebsen"
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)




First a series of pictures of the "Heinrich Jessen" of Aabenraa, on which I also have had the pleasure to serve during a period of 6 months and 16 days way back in 1974, but these pictures I actually took while serving on the "Emma Jebsen", when the two sisters met somewhere in the South China Sea - - -
Take note of the funnel logo!
This is not the well known "Three Mackerels" of the Jebsen Company, but the logo of the Japanese company "Oyama Line" , for which the "Heinrich Jessen" was trading as a feeder container ship, when these pictures were taken.
 
 



M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
 - a sister ship to "Emma Jebsen" -, Rhederi M. Jebsen, Aabenraa, Denmark.
Photographed in the South China Sea, - May 30th. 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- in the South China Sea 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


1974-03-053
M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- here one in colour, - photographed in the South China Sea in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- another one, - photographed in the South China Sea in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


1974-03-054
M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- here one in colour, - photographed in the South China Sea in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
And here the last picture of the "Heinrich Jessen" in this series from an encounter at open sea.
Photographed in the South China Sea in 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- photographed in Keelung, Taiwan in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 


"Heinrich Jessen"
- at anchor off Keelung, - photographed in Taiwan, 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- outside Keelung, - Taiwan -,  photographed in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- entering port in Keelung, - photographed in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- during port maneuvers in Keelung, - photographed in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
 - in her Oyama Line outfit -
- photographed in Keelung, - Taiwan in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
 - photographed in Keelung, - Taiwan in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


"Heinrich Jessen"
- preparing to go alongside -
- photographed in Keelung, Taiwan in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


1974-06-020
M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- at the container terminal in Keelung, - Taiwan -, 1974.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 
 


1974-06-022
M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- here maneuvering in the port of Kaohsiung, - Taiwan -, in 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
Arriving Kaohsiung, - Taiwan -, on August 15th. 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
Arriving Kaohsiung, - Taiwan -, on August 15th. 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
Arriving Kaohsiung, - here passing her sister "Emma Jebsen" -, on August 15th. 1974 -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen"
- going alongside in Kaohsiung, - Taiwan -, with first rope ashore -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


M/S "Heinrich Jessen" , - and behind the M/S "Emma Jebsen".
- a rare shot, where the two sisters are shown in one and the same picture -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 


"Hong Kong Bar" in Penang.
- here a couple of "Heinrich Jessen's" mates being entertained by "Sweet Annie Tan" , - April 29. 1975 -
(The Chinese characters on the wall means, "Good Luck", "Prosperity" and "Long Life".)
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)

"Hong Kong Bar" in Penang require some special notes.
This bar must be one of the most famous typical sailor's bars, - not only in Asia -, but in the whole world.
This bar was , - or maybe still is??? -, run by the Chinese Tan family and elder sister Annie usually took care of the daily business, while younger sister was still attending school, but could often be seen doing her home work in the bar - - -
As a seamen's bar, Hong Kong Bar did of course have all sorts of maritime stuff, - ship pictures and other maritime decorations -, but what mainly made this particular bar different from other seaman's bars was a huge library containing volumes and volumes of photo albums showing all the sailors that during the years had dropped by "Hong Kong Bar" to cool off with a beer and enjoy a chat with other sailors - - -
All customers were simply photographed for these albums - -
Therefore, - in those photo albums you could find pictures of all your old sailor friends, - and of course also pictures of yourself from earlier visits.
You just had to tell Annie the ship name or the year of the visit,- and in a matter of minutes, she could find pictures of all visitors that had been there at that time and on that particular ship - - -
Great idea, - great fun - - -

At the end of my regular service in Asian waters, - and as shipping as it used to be declined -, the visitors to "Hong Kong Bar" were no longer mainly sailors.
Tourists started to pour in as they discovered the special atmosphere of a real seamen's bar, and as the sailors gradually disappeared, military service men started to take over the place instead.
How it is today, - I do not know, but rumours say that the original Hong Kong Bar has burned down - - - -
If so, - another genuine piece of unique maritime history has gone forever - - - -
 
 


"Hong Kong bar"
- Annie Tan looking for pictures -
Photographed in Penang on April 29th. 1975.
(Photography by Karsten Pertersen ©)


"Hong Kong Bar" , Penang
Here Annie Tan is showing pictures of old friends to "Heinrich Jessens" two Mates.
- the one to the left I have forgotten, - the one behind is Hans Joachim Erdmann -
Photographed April 29th. 1975.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 


"Hong Kong Bar"
- the younger Tan sister relaxing in "Hong Kong Bar" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen ©)
 
 

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